Robert BIGNAMI

Profile Updated: August 10, 2018
Residing In: Chico, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Pam
Homepage: http://brentwoodfarms.com
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Children: Wendy, 4/73, a literary editor, currently living in Melbourne Australia, Our grandson is Oliver. Husband,Paul More…is a business analyst.
Cheryl 9/77, a computer engineer, currently living in Springfield, Il, Joseph & Anna Grandkids. Her husband David a College Prof. at U of Il.
Alane 5/79, a special ed teacher, living in Los Gatos, so far just Evan our youngest grandson. Her husband Michael is an attorney.
Laurie 5/79, Chico CA
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Met my wife Pam while working in San Francisco in 1968, and we were married 6 weeks later. 43 years and counting...

In 1971 we purchased a dairy in Orland Ca. The dairy now has about 3000 registered Jersey cattle. We also farm about 800 acres. We market our milk to Land O Lakes and market our livestock genetics worldwide. We have active international marketing, partnering with 6 international companies in this effort.

Professionally I am currently President of the American Jersey Cattle Assn, Chairman of the USDA Emerging Markets advisory committee, Past director of Land O' Lakes Inc; past director, the National Dairy Board, past chair of the Republican Party agriculture committee, founder, with partners of Stockman Bank, Elk Grove, CA, former managing director Ameropa Investment, AG.

In the past I owned Jerseyland Cheese company, a manufacturing facility, Western Dairy Services, a food service company, Brentwood Software, a specialized software company. Circle B Farms, a 6500 ac diversified farming company in central California.

Last year (2104) we went to France and rode many of the routes of the Tour de France. The 9000 ft Col du Galibier and the massive Alpe D'Huez were especially challenging.

School Story:

Acalanes '61, Chico State '66 U of CA, Davis '67

High School was a collection of frustrations, wondering what the future would hold and trying to make it through the day. Must say I worried about a lot of things that ended up being insignificant, but we probably all did that. Interesting that I remember the classmates and pictures so well... frankly better than what happened yesterday!

Will be fun to see those of us still around. I recall my attorney in the 1970's Ken Nagel saying, after he went to his 50th, "It was the most fun, everyone was finished trying to impress everyone, and we were just kids again"

Well looks like we made to the 50th, however seems about 20% of us did not, and some were dear friends like Geoff Picard and Charlie Anderson. It was only yesterday that we were young together.

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Newest addition to our family "Reddy" the Golden..... he thinks he is a "Lap Dog" He sees my daughters chihuahua jump in peoples laps and thinks its ok for him too!

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Jane was a beautiful, intelligent and accomplished person but what I remember most is that she was a nice person. So sad to see our friends pass on.  

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almost 50 years later....
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All the Grand Kids here in Chico with Pam and I; July 2011, L-R Oliver, Melbourne Australia, Evan, Los Gatos, Joseph & Anna Springfield IL
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Laurie, Wendy, Bob, Pam, Cheryl & Alane
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Corn Silage Harvest 2011.... We harvest about 18,000 tons per year for feed for our cattle
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"Tammie" wins again, this time the National Show! I bet I am the only dairyman in the class of 1961! (or maybe ever from Acalanes)
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Friends at the 51st - L-R Pam and Bob Bignami; Mary Colwell Hevener; Joan McNulty Evans, Sharon Albright Sandberg
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Anna Ballerina

Anna, my 3 yr old ballerina granddaughter